Rookie RB loses grip on ball, backup job

Updated: January 2, 2013, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Denver coach John Fox makes it pretty clear: running backs have to hold on to the ball to hang on to their jobs. Rookie Ronnie Hillman is just hoping he's not in the Broncos' doghouse as long as Knowshon Moreno was.

"I've got to win Coach Fox's confidence back, my teammates'. I let them down," said Hillman, who didn't see the field again after fumbling Sunday while the Broncos were driving for a score against Kansas City.

Cornerback Brandon Flowers returned it ...

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